The science of crime scene investigation

Today’s Video of the Day comes from the American Chemical Society’s Reactions series and features a look at crime scene investigation and forensic science.

The popularity of television detective crime drama shows has certainly increased public interest in forensic science, but they have also created some unrealistic expectations of the field.

In real life, forensics all comes down to chemical analysis, which can take a good deal of time and patience.

By Rory Arnold, Staff Writer

Video Credit: American Chemical Society